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Archives for the Month of March, 2010

Microsoft talks big about HTML5 but shows very little

I’ve just downloaded the first Internet Explorer 9 platform preview and tried out the demos. And frankly I am confused. They mention HTML5 all the time in the press release and on the IE blog. There are even five dedicated HTML5 demos… Imagine my surprise that after running the HTML5 test, Internet Explorer scores exactly the same as IE […]

Ogg Theora: 3 – H.264: 3

With the revelation that Internet Explorer 9 will support HTML5 video the score is tied. Opera and Mozilla are pushing for Ogg Theora. Safari and Internet Explorer will support H.264 and finally Chrome supports both.

Microsoft intends to ship Internet Explorer 7 with Windows Phone 7

Today Microsoft released the SDK for Windows Phone 7. It includes an emulator with a build of Internet Explorer. The useragent reported by the emulator is Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows Phone OS 7.0; Trident/3.1; IEMobile/7.0). I’ve also ran the CSS selector test and the HTML5 test and both report the same numbers as the desktop […]

The HTML5 Test

Want to know how well your browser supports HTML5? Try the HTML5 test and find out. Points are awarded for every HTML5 feature that is supported. Added together these points give a total score between 0 and 160. Compare multiple browsers or different versions of the same browser and find out which vendor is slacking […]